Lava Falls Trail

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Lava Falls Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Colorado City, Arizona that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from September until May.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2568 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

hiking

trail running

river

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hiking
6 months ago

If you really want a good perspective of the trail, use Goggle earth instead. There is one fairly flat portion just before the final descent. The river itself is fairly anti-climatic but it's good for bragging rights to complete the hike. 3 hours down, 5 hours up(average). Whitmore Canyon Trail is a much easier way to get down to the Colorado River.

hiking
Monday, March 18, 2013

The description of this trail is misleading. There are large rapids at the bottom but I wouldn't call it a waterfall.

The trail is grueling and hard to find at times, but it was fun to go to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back in less than a day.